K-9 Deputy Injured in DUI Accident

Policeman with K-9

No one should drink and drive. When one does, the last thing a person wants to see is a police car following you with flashing lights. Another worst case scenario: getting involved in an accident when the other car is a police officer.

In Huntington Beach, California, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy was injured in an accident. The accident occurred in the early morning hours of Thursday last week.

The K-9 officer was traveling in his marked patrol vehicle along with his canine companion. Traveling north on Newland Street, the officer’s vehicle was t-boned by a white sedan as it crossed the intersection at Slater Avenue. The sedan impacted the sheriff’s vehicle on the driver’s side.

The crash sent both vehicles crashing into a concrete wall. The deputy had to be cut out of his vehicle according to a Huntington Beach patrol officer. Both drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. None of the injuries were life-threatening.

The deputy’s dog was not injured and was taken by another sheriff’s deputy at the scene.

The driver of the white sedan, William Nguyen, was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.

Authorities are currently seeking possible witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the Huntington Beach traffic division.

If you or someone that you know has been charged with DUI, contact our offices for a consultation. Our attorneys specialize in DUI defense and can help you achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today.

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